Monday, January 01, 2007

Lenz Cuvee 2000 wine review by (PB)

Disclosure–Our friends at Lenz Winery on the North Fork of Long Island sent us this wine for review. I served it New Years Eve with various appetizers. In the glass it has nice color of a pale golden with pin prick bubbles but not in abundance.

The bouquet is brimming with pears and slight apple notes with a touch of vanilla cream and a hint of nuttiness.

In the mouth this sparkler is a bit lackluster with an odd rear palate on first taste which seems to disappear. Fruit is a little stingy with a citrus foundation and a hint of nuttiness as well. This wine is dry, has decent structure and finishes with a more citrus. Over all, it just lacks “zip.” It was a fairly neutral pairing wine neither hurting or enhancing anything we ate with it. The reference price on this wine is $30. So raise a glass to a new year of more exploration in the fantastic world of the fermented juice of the grape and gives thanks for all we enjoy.

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